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“The Biopsic Adventures of Mammary Glam: Breast Cancer Detection and the Practice of Cancer Glamor” Social Semiotics 22.1 (2012): 47-82
This ficto-criticism piece explores breast cancer detection in the context of risk and biopolitics, and in response develops “cancer glam” as a practice of critical-reflective embodiment and relational-material ontology. An array of detection technologies and numerous figures, such as the cyborg, the monster, the survivor, and the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes are visited along the way.
*part of a co-edited special issue with Nadine Ehlers of the international cultural studies journal Social Semiotics – “The Body in Breast Cancer” – Volume 22, issue 1 (2012)